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ED BURKE TRIAL: Public corruption display at Dirksen covered at request of Burke's lawyer

Posted on AllSides November 7th, 2023
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Chicago's federal court puts its history proudly on display on the 25th floor, sharing stories with visitors about everything from the 1918 bombing of the old courthouse to the prosecution of Al Capone. But following a request from one of retired Chicago Ald. Ed Burke's lawyers, courthouse staff began temporarily covering up some of the 11 displays on the wall, including one about the history of public corruption prosecutions in Chicago. Burke attorney Chris Gair asked U.S. District Judge Virginia Kendall on Monday to either take it down or cover...

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